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heatstroke

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noun heat·stroke \ˈhēt-ˌstrōk\

Medical Definition of heatstroke

  1. :  a life-threatening condition characterized by cessation of sweating with inadequate elimination of body heat, extremely high temperature, rapid pulse, hot dry skin, flaccid muscles, delirium, collapse, and coma and resulting from prolonged exposure to high environmental temperature which causes a dysfunction of the temperature-regulating mechanism of the body—see sunstroke; compare heat exhaustion





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